India registered their fifth consecutive victory in the World Cup thrashing West Indies by 125 runs at Old Trafford on Thursday. After posting a fighting 268/7, Indian bowlers bundled out West Indies for just 143 to come close to the semifinal berth. Mohammed Shami, who created history in the Afghanistan match by taking a hat-trick, starred for India again finishing with 4/16. With the comprehensive win, India have moved to the second position in the points table.
West Indies were in dire straits right from the beginning as Mohammed Shami reduced them to 16/2 in early overs scalping Chris Gayle (6) and Shai Hope (5). Nicholas Pooran and Sunil Ambris then steadied the innings. But Hardik Pandy triggered West Indies collapse by scalping Ambris (31). The Caribbean side then lost Pooran (28) to Kuldeep Yadav, Jason Holder (6) to Yuzvendra Chahal in quick succession. Jasprit Burmah then joined the party removing Carlos Brathwaite (1) and Fabian Allen (0) in successive deliveries. The tailenders were then wrapped up soon.
Earlier, a patient knock by skipper Virat Kohli along with a late cameo by MS Dhoni in death overs guided India to a fighting 268/7. Kohli scored 72 off 82 balls while Dhoni remained unbeaten on 56. KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya also chipped in with scores of 48 and 46 respectively as India survived another middle-order collapse. For West Indies, Kemar Roach finished with 3/36.
ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019Old Trafford, Manchester 21 July 2019
West Indies 143 (34.2)
India 268/7 (50.0)
Match Ended ( Day - Match 34 ) India beat West Indies by 125 runs
India vs West Indies Live Cricket Score Online, World Cup 2019 Ind vs WI LIVE: In Malayalam The match is being played at Old Trafford in Manchester.
No.2 on the points table
India officially knock out West Indies out of World Cup 2019. India are now second on the points table with 11 points from six games and a healthy net run rate of +1.463.
Virat Kohli brings Mohammed Shami back int the attack and he delivers straight away. Shami gets rid of Thomas. West Indies 143 all out. India beat West Indies by 125 runs.
Oshane Thomas survives
That could have been the end but Rohit Sharma took it on the bounce. India will have to wait for a little while here.
Yuzvendra Chahal gets his man. Chahal gets the revenge, traps Sheldon Cottrell lbw. Meanwhile, Mohammed Shami does a different version of Cottrell's salute. WI - 124/9 in 29.5 overs
That should be the final nail in the coffin. Mohammed Shami gets rid of Shimron Hetmyer. The West Indies batsman was getting anxious and played a rash shot throwing his wicket away. WI - 112/8 in 28.3 overs
No hat-trick for Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah bowls a slower yorker to Kemar Roach. The West Indies successfully defends it with a straight bat. Bumrah almost beat him with the pace. A double wicket-maiden from India's frontline bowler. WI - 107/7 in 27 overs
Jasprit Bumrah gets two in two. Bumrah traps Allen in front of wickets. Another DRS but this time umpire's call turns the decision in India's favour. WI - 107/7 in 26.2 overs
No Brathwaite show tonight
Jasprit Bumrah gets the reward for building the pressure. Carlos Brathwaite edges the ball to MS Dhoni who grabs a stunner diving to his right. WI - 107/6 in 26.1 overs
Bumrah into the attack
Slower delivery from Jasprit Bumrah almost gets rid of Carlos Brathwaite. That was followed by a fiery yorker well negotiated by Brathwaite. 100 up for West Indies in the 25th over. WI - 101/5 in 25 overs
Jason Holder could not hold on to one end. Holder falls for Yuzvendra Chahal's trap and loses his wicket trying to clear the 30-yard circle on the off side. First wicket for Chahal. WI - 98/5 in 24 overs
Dhoni's off day behind the stumps
MS Dhoni is having a rare off day behind the stumps. Dhoni has not been able to read the spinners with precision. Till now we have seen three misses behind the stumps. Meanwhile, Yuzvendra Chahal back into the attack with Jason Holder coming in to bat. WI - 92/4 in 22 overs
Kuldeep Yadav gets his first wicket. Nicholas Pooran tries to go for a big shot but he could not clear the long off fielder Mohammed Shami. West Indies in trouble in this run chase. WI - 80/4 in 20.2 overs
Kedar Jadhav into the attack
With two left-handers in the middle, Virat Kohli hands the ball to Kedar Jadhav. Five runs from his first over but Kohli would like to persist with him for a few overs instead of introducing Yuzvendra Chahal. Maybe Kohli will introduce Chahal from Kuldeep's end after few overs. WI - 80/3 in 20 overs
DRS favour West Indies again
And DRS comes to West Indies for the third time in the match. The replay showed that Shimron Hetmyer inside-edged the ball before it hit the pads. WI - 75/3 in 19 overs
Pandya gets revenge
Sunil Ambris struck Hardik Pandya for a cracking shot on the previous delivery. Ambris was almost waiting for the length ball. Next delivery, Pandya takes the pace off the ball and Ambris could not read it. Pandya gets his first wicket. WI - 71/3 in 18 overs
Nicholas Pooran hits the first boundary of his innings. Short ball from Hardik Pandya put away by Pooran.
First boudnary for Ambris
Opener Sunil Ambris hits the first boundary of his inning and this partnership. Ambris beats Vijay Shankar on the boundary despite the full-length dive. WI - 46/3 in 16 overs
50 up for West Indies
West Indies have been watchful and refrained from playing erratic shots after losing two early wickets. The partnership for the third wicket between Sunil Ambris and Nicholas Pooran is 34 runs from 50 balls. The required run rate is 6.26, not alarming if West Indies have wickets in hand. WI - 50/2 in 15 overs
Pandya bowls a no ball
Hardik Pandya overstepped by a good distance, a big no ball from the all-rounder. Five runs from the over. WI - 39/2 in 12 overs
Kohli introduces spin early
Virat Kohli brings Kuldeep Yadav just after the first powerplay. One slip in place. Five runs from his first over. Ambris, Pooran did not face any problem in the over of Chinaman. WI - 34/2 in 11 overs
Hardik Pandya into the attack
Hardik Pandya replaces Jasprit Bumrah. Pandya has been successful for India in the tournament so far. Virat Kohli would expect a full quota of 10 overs from the all-rounder. Four runs from the first over. WI - 29/2 in 10 overs
Hope leaves West Indies early
Mohammed Shami wants to prove Sachin Tendulkar wrong here. Tendulkar opined that he would have picked Bhuvneshwar ahead of the hat-trick man. Shami gets the wicket of Shai Hope with a peach of a delivery. That was a perfect yorker from the Indian quick. WI - 16/2 in 7 overs
Edged but safe
Jasprit Bumrah manages to get an outside edge off Shai Hope's bat. The ball lands of skipper Virat Kohli at slips. Indian opening bowlers still dominating. WI - 12/1 in 6 overs
India get the early breakthrough they were looking for. Chris Gayle gets out after scoring just 6 runs. Gayle tries to take on Shami but ends up miscuing it. An easy catch for Kedar Jadhav. WI - 10/1 in 4.5 overs
Similar start from West Indies
A cautious start from West Indies opener. No signs of aggression from Chris Gayle so far. India were in a similar position after four overs. WI - 9/0 in 4 overs
Bumrah right on the money
Jasprit Bumrah hits the bullseye from ball one. Bumrah beats Chris Gayle with his fiery yorker almost getting his wicket. The lbw appeal got turned down by the umpire. Virat Kohli opts not to take the DRS. WI - 5/0 in 2 overs
Shami opens bowling
With Chris Gayle and Sunil Ambris on the crease, hattrick hero Mohammed Shami opened the Indian bowling attack. Gayle's mishit provided a boundary to West Indies on the fourth ball of the over. WI are 4/0 after the first over.
Dhoni ends with flourish
MS Dhoni asked for a bat change before the last ball of the innings and he shows why he did so. Dhoni hits a maximum off the last ball and takes India to a fighting total of 268/7 in 50 overs. Dhoni remains unbeaten for 56.
50 for MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni hits it down the ground and beats the long on fielder. Dhoni reaches half-century in 59 deliveries.
Shami goes for a duck
Another wicket for Sheldon Cottrell. Mohammad Shami tries to pull the short ball but all he could manage was to get glove on the ball. IND - 252/7 in 49 overs
Pandya misses half-century
Once again, Hardik Pandya misses out on a well-deserved half-century. Pandya departs for 46 from 38 balls. Sheldon Cottrell gets his first wicket of the match. IND - 251/6 in 48.2 overs
Oshane Thomas comes back into the attack and forces two miscued shots from Hardik Pandya and MS Dhoni. Pandya survives as the ball falls far away from the fielder whereas Thomas drops Dhoni's catch on his follow-through. IND - 249/5 in 48 overs
Dhoni goes for it
MS Dhoni hits his first boundary in 16 overs. A much-needed one for the team. Dhoni needs to shift to the fifth gear now to end with a flourish. IND - 229/5 in 45 overs
Five overs to go
With five overs to go, India need 30-40 more runs to post a fighting total against an explosive West Indies batting lineup. Brathwaite has been an easy target whereas Cottrell has been tough to tackle. IND - 219/5 in 45 overs
Cottrell back into the attack
Sheldon Cottrell keeps a tight lid on runs. Just four runs from the over. IND - 204/5 in 43 overs
200 up for India
An expensive first over from Carlos Brathwaite. Hardik Pandya finds a boundary. Brathwaite misses his line twice and bowls two wides. 13 runs from the over. IND - 200/5 in 42 overs
Holder finishes his spell on a high
This is the first time Jason Holder has bowled his full quota of 10 overs in World Cup 2019. Just a single from 41st over. Four overs of Sheldon Cottrell and five overs of Oshane Thomas left. West Indies also have Carlos Brathwaite who cal bowl in the death overs. IND - 187/5 in 41 overs
Hardik Pandya gets off the mark with a boundary. Short ball from Jason Holder pulled away comfortably by Hardik Pandya. For the first time, West Indies fielder could not save a boundary after getting a hand on it. IND - 184/5 in 39 overs
After playing a glorious on drive, Virat Kohli hits the ball straight down midwicket fielder's throat. A big wicket for West Indies. Soft dismissal as he departs for 72. IND - 180/5 in 38.2 overs
Fielding lifts West Indies
We all know Virat Kohli loves to rotate the strike and run hard between the wickets. The ground fielding today can be the difference between the two teams. West Indies fielders have saved almost 10 boundaries in this match. IND - 174/4 in 37 overs